8 Vegetarian School Lunch Ideas

All of us have our own dietary preferences. Some may be avoiding gluten, while others steer clear of meat or dairy. No matter what, we all want to give our children the most nutritious lunches and meals possible so that they can grow stronger every day.

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These school lunches ideas are perfect for vegetarian families or even those who want to go meatless every now and then. These lunches are packed with nutrition to keep your kids feeling satisfied all day! Did I mention how delicious these recipes are? Your kids will love them. It’s always fun for them to open up their lunchbox and find a delicious meal!

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Here are 8 vegetarian school lunch ideas to help your lunch packing routine go a little smoother!

These vegetarian school lunch ideas are perfect for families avoiding meat or others going meatless every now and then. Easy, nutritious, and delicious!

1. Hummus Veggie Club

These vegetarian school lunch ideas are perfect for families avoiding meat or others going meatless every now and then. Easy, nutritious, and delicious!

A healthier twist on a club sandwich, this hummus veggie club will be sure to satisfy everyone! Creamy hummus replaces mayo and packs lots of flavor. Stack on any veggies you want and use whatever bread your family enjoys.

2. Enchilada Soup

These vegetarian school lunch ideas are perfect for families avoiding meat or others going meatless every now and then. Easy, nutritious, and delicious!

This perfectly spiced enchilada soup makes the best thermos lunches. It’s perfect for upcoming cooler temperatures when all you want is a warm bowl of soup. Send your kids their favorite toppings, such as cheese, avocado, and pico de gallo. Make sure to use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth!

3. Easy Creamy Mac & Cheese

These vegetarian school lunch ideas are perfect for families avoiding meat or others going meatless every now and then. Easy, nutritious, and delicious!

This macaroni is just as easy as the boxed version, but with way simpler ingredients, so you can feel better about feeding it to your kids! Add extra nutrition by added vegetables such as broccoli or peas. Every kid loves mac and cheese, and I know your children would love to open up a thermos of this for lunch!

4. Falafel Stuffed Flatbread with Tzatziki Sauce

These vegetarian school lunch ideas are perfect for families avoiding meat or others going meatless every now and then. Easy, nutritious, and delicious!

If your family loves Mediterranean food, then this recipe is for you! Crispy falafel is stuffed in a flatbread with veggies to make a satisfying lunch to please both kids and parents alike. Chickpeas contain lots of nutritious protein and fiber, and flavor!

5. Apple and Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich

These vegetarian school lunch ideas are perfect for families avoiding meat or others going meatless every now and then. Easy, nutritious, and delicious!

With apple season currently happening this fall, this sandwich is a great way to use up all those delicious, juicy apples! It’s a spin on the classic grilled cheese sandwich with the added nutrition of fruit–win! Your kids might even love this version better than the original. Easy and satisfying!

6. Broccoli Tater Tots

These vegetarian school lunch ideas are perfect for families avoiding meat or others going meatless every now and then. Easy, nutritious, and delicious!

Get some veggies into your kids’ diets without them even knowing! These broccoli nuggets are crispy and cheesy, an irresistible combination. They make an easy-packing lunch or great grab-and-go snack. Pair them with some fruit and nuts in a lunchbox, and you’ve got a super nutritious vegetarian lunch!

7. Black Bean Mini Taco Cups

These vegetarian school lunch ideas are perfect for families avoiding meat or others going meatless every now and then. Easy, nutritious, and delicious!

Since regular tacos can sometimes be too messy for lunch boxes, these mini black bean taco cups are the solution! They’re easy to prep ahead and pack and are easily customizable to your family’s favorite topping! Try cheese, salsa, and even lettuce.

8. Hearty Vegetable Soup

These vegetarian school lunch ideas are perfect for families avoiding meat or others going meatless every now and then. Easy, nutritious, and delicious!

There’s nothing like a big, comforting bowl of vegetable soup to warm you up on a cool day. This soup can easily be made for dinner and then used for thermos lunches as leftovers! Make sure to use vegetable broth to keep it vegetarian. Feel free to use any vegetables you have on hand!

We hope you enjoyed our round-up of vegetarian school lunch ideas. Check out our other lunch ideas for easy packing!

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About MOMables - Laura

Mom to 3 awesome people and MOMables CEO. I work hard in my kitchen so you don't have to. I'm obsessed with tacos and coffee -not always in that order.